T-Mobile training material shows a high-end Alcatel Idol 4S powered by Windows 10 Mobile

T-Mobile training material shows a high-end Alcatel Idol 4S powered by Windows 10 Mobile
The Alcatel Idol 4S was released this past July with Android 6.0 pre-installed. Now, a version of the same phone running Windows 10 Mobile has been confirmed thanks to a leak of T-Mobile's training documents for the phone. This isn't the first time this month that we have shown you evidence that the nation's third largest carrier was going to offer such a device.

A couple of weeks ago, leaked photos surfaced of a box carrying the T-Mobile logo that featured an image of the Alcatel Idol 4S alongside a VR handset. The print on the box reads "Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10, Virtual Reality included." In other words, those purchasing`the Windows 10 powered Idol 4S will get a free VR headset, which is made from the box that the phone is sold in.

The T-Mobile training documents remind reps to try to sell accessories to customers purchasing the phone. The material suggests that the Windows 10 Mobile version of the Alcatel Idol 4S will support the Continuum technology.

The Windows 10 Mobile version of the Alcatel Idol 4S contains higher end specs than the Android model, with one exception. The Android variant has a 1440 x 2560 resolution on the 5.5-inch AMOLED display. The unit with Windows 10 Mobile inside carries a 1080 x 1920 resolution on its 5.5-inch AMOLED display. The Windows model is powered by the Snapdragon 820 SoC with a quad-core 2.15GHz CPU, and the Adreno 530. This compares with the Snapdragon 652 chipset that drives the Android flavored Idol 4S.

Other changes include upgrades in the storage and memory department where the 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage combo seen on the original Android unit is replaced by 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage. Both models offer a microSD slot for those seeking additional storage. The rear-facing 16MP camera gets a bump to 21MP on the Windows 10 Mobile handset, while the front-facing camera remains at 8MP. The 3000mAh battery comes with Quick Charge 2.0, and supports Windows Hello thanks to the fingerprint scanner.

Pricing and availability should be revealed when this version of the Alcatel Idol 4S is made official. For T-Mobile, this will be the second Windows phone in its current lineup. The low-end Alcatel Fierce XLwill soon have a high-end counterpart with the Alcatel Idol 4S.


source: WindowsCentral

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Idol 4s
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 652, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(13h talk time)
Idol 4S with Windows
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(13.3h talk time)

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10 Comments

1. fyah_king unregistered

This thing has been leaking for almost a year and still no release date. Lol

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 21784; Member since: May 28, 2014

Definitely would pick up this handset if the price is right, which I expect it to be, considering it's an Alcatel handset and they're usually priced with affordability in mind.

3. maxha97

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Idos 4s android version is 399.99$, so i think windows version will also have reasonable price

4. fyah_king unregistered

$299, so I can get one for my mom.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

You can grab a Lumia 640 for pretty cheap now a days... Of course, it won't be as fast as The Snapdragon 820, but then again, Windows 10 Mobile isn't as power hungry as Android... Even my little Lumia 430 with a 32-Bit Dual Core Cortex-A7 runs pretty smooth on WP8.1... Can't wait to upgrade it to W10M...!!! If only more people could understand the "magic" of Windows Mobile... Cruel times, eh? Oh well... G'Day!

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

It takes a "Genius" to understand the 'magic' of Windows Mobile... Back in my heydays; I used to have an IQ of 120... Not a "genius" level IQ, but still pretty respectable, innit? I wonder if it has anything to do with my love with Windows Mobile...? Anyhow, for casual tasks like E-mails, instant messaging and MS Office, a WINDOWS MOBILE is EXACTLY what you need... A highly efficient and buttery smooth OS with NO NONSENSE UI and unmatched simplicity... And yet most people roll their eyes when they see me using my Lumia... They find it... Err... Rather strange... And that's another reason I use my Lumia as a daily driver, UNIQUENESS...! I love to flash it around like a Ducati or a Ferrari...!!! if you see an old man using a little Lumia 430 in Australia and seems pretty "brash" about it, that might be ME...! #ImBlackSheep G'Day! No, this time its "Genius Day!"

8. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Really my retired senior parents have less trouble with windows phone than ios and android. You just created a start menu for them and bam they know how to use it and never have any calls about it. The IOS calls are constant and they always forget stuff because some of the things are so complex. Like some of the gestures that if they dont use often they will not remember. The icons aren't always easily describable for them. Seriously the share icon in safari. Even I sometimes have to tap things to see what they do.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21784; Member since: May 28, 2014

I've been a fan of Windows Mobile since the Palm Treo 700 series, and was using a WM smartphone as my daily driver for years. My favorite WM devices of all time were the Motorola Q series smartphones. Absolutely loved those phones.

7. dnomadic

Posts: 405; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

About freaking time! I'm one of the few that have been waiting for a Windows phone. Though I love Android nothing beats the performance of Windows.... It is the happy middle ground between iOSand Android. Customizable, but not too the degree of Androidyet far beyond iOS. As smooth as iPhone and another than Android (pixel the exception). Only if Apple music or Google play music were available, it would not be hard choice for me.

10. srgonu

Posts: 542; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Tried using a windows phone couple of times. It gets boring in an hour and also basic apps are missing.

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